New Orleans area calendar for July 24-30, 2015 _lowres

Photo by KENNY MARTINEZ -- Students in the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance Summer Intensive Dance Program perform their finale concert in 2014. This year's closing concert is at 7 p.m. Saturday at NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, New Orleans.


  • ARTIST PERSPECTIVE WITH WILLIE BIRCH- “INSTALLATION AS METAPHOR”: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Stern Auditorium, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Birch’s work can be found in the exhibition “Ten Years Gone.”


  • “PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $37, adults; $35, seniors; $32, students/active military. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demonstration and music. (985) 892-1873 or
  • NORDC/NOBA CENTER FOR DANCE CONCERT: 7 p.m., NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, New Orleans. Showcase of local students ages 12-18 completing the Summer Intensive Dance Program. $10.


  • MUCK DYNASTY: 7 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A satirical romp through the landscape of New Orleans and Louisiana politics in music and comedy performed by Phil Melancon and Chris Champagne. $15. (504) 202-0986


  • “BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS” AND “TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING” WITH THE BIKE PATH OWNER, DAVID MOELLER: 6:15 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Moeller will give tips on riding the trails for the biking enthusiast and guide riders through the back trails of the center’s 7-plus miles of landscape. Helmets required. Mountain bike or wide tires recommended. Space is limited. Reservations required. Free for members, non-members, $5. (985-626-1238) or email


  • “SATCHMO- HIS LIFE IN NEW ORLEANS” OPENS: Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Gives a glimpse into Louis Armstrong’s life in New Orleans and his evolving relationship with the city after his departure. Exhibit will be displayed until Jan. 15, 2016.


  • 99TH ANNUAL LAGNIAPPE CLASSIC DOG SHOW: 8 a.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. More than 1,000 dogs are entered each day and compete for the coveted “Best In Show” and “Reserve Best In Show” trophies.


  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM MONTH: New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums across the Greater New Orleans area. It offers museum members the opportunity to use their membership to allow two people admission to all other participating institutions, free of charge, throughout August.
  • TEENS FREE ADMISSION TO NOMA: All teenagers receive free admission to NOMA through the end of the year. Pick up your Teen Pass at the museum’s front desk any time during regular hours.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or
  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 5 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Concert series. Gates open, 5 p.m.; music, 6 p.m. $10; parking, free.
  • CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY: 840 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, (504) 895-6130. “Summer Group Exhibition,” work by Cathy Hegman, Bernard Mattox, Beverly Dennis and other gallery artists, through Tuesday.
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several new, never-before-exhibited items. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Group exhibition, through Saturday. (504) 522-5682 or
  • LOUISIANA’S GREAT OUTDOORS KIDS SUMMER SERIES 2015: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays until Aug. 14, Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Topics and activities will include uncovering the insect world, exploring native animals and food webs, learning about the importance of coastal wetlands, gardening, creating homemade snacks, doing arts and crafts, playing games and more. Kids can take one class or sign up for more than one. To register, or for more information, contact Lindsay at or (504) 483-9470.
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or
  • MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St., New Orleans.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” through May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “Ten Years Gone,” a Hurricane Katrina exhibit featuring work by six contemporary artists exploring the four themes of the show — the passage of time, memory, loss and transformation. Through Sept. 7. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children (7-17); free, children under 6 (all times) and for Louisiana residents (with ID) on Wednesdays. (504) 658-4100 or
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces,” through Sept. 6. (504) 539-9650 or
  • THE PRESBYTERE: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists,” an exhibition focusing on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York, but were a generation apart. Through Dec. 4, 2016.

Compiled by Whitney Christy